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CWDG Takes Part in Topping-Off Ceremony for Mosaic on the Riverway

Mosaic Topping Off

Mosaic topping off

Boston – Copley Wolff Design Group, Inc. (CWDG), a Boston-based landscape architecture and planning firm, recently participated in the topping-off ceremony for Mosaic on the Riverway, a high-rise mixed-income apartment and condominium building located in the Longwood Medical area of Boston. The 145-unit residential building is owned by The Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) and located at the corner of Brookline Avenue and the Riverway.

Participants included Karen Gately, executive director of The Roxbury Tenants of Harvard; Chrystal Kornegay, undersecretary of the department of housing and community development; Collin Fedor, legislative aide at the office of State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez; and Josh Zakim, Boston City Councilor, with the keynote address given by the Honorable Mayor Martin J. Walsh, City of Boston.

The 166,427sf building will feature a combination of low- and moderate-income housing, as well as a large daycare facility.

The scope of landscape design services includes an outdoor play area and urban entry plaza with a dedicated drop-off for an onsite daycare facility. The project was designed in coordination with Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Brigham Building for the Future, a cutting-edge facility designed for accelerating biomedical research.

The project also will feature shared pedestrian open space with a private, shaded garden lawn adjacent to Frederick Law Olmsted’s Historic Riverway — part of Boston’s Emerald Necklace. Additionally, as part of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) agreement, the development is committed to preserving some of the original site elements of the former Mass. Mental Health Center. This includes the surrounding historic fence, for which CWDG submitted plans and details of the replica.

The project team was led by Consigli Construction Co., Inc., and includes Stantec; Munkenbeck Consulting; Traggorth Companies LLC; ADK Consulting, Inc.; Locke Lord LLP; McNamara Salvia, Inc.; Cosentini, VHB; and McPhail Associates.

“Mosaic on the Riverway is the perfect match and an exciting challenge for CWDG,” says John Copley, ASLA, principal at CWDG. “We always look forward to these types of unique projects, with this one bringing a community together, while incorporating historic elements intrinsic to the Mission Hill and Longwood areas.”